Senator Pat Geary I want your answer and the money by noon tomorrow. And one more thing. Don’t you contact me again, ever. From now on, you deal with Turnbull.
Michael Corleone Senator? You can have my answer now, if you like. My final offer is this: nothing. Not even the fee for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally.
The Godfather Part 2 1974
I keep reading leftists making DEMANDS concerning Judge Kavenaugh.. Well the proper way deal with these demands has been given to us by the founder of the GOP judge feast himself: Harry Reid.
Back in 2013 there was a fight over government shutdowns. You might recall that Democrats led by Reid and Obama shut down national parks et/all to cause maximum grief to the public
The republicans in the House had the idea to pass individual spending bills to fund things like the National Parks and the VA. These bills passed with bi-partisian support in the house and if voted on in the senate would have been tough votes for Democrats and even tougher vetos for Obama. As Senator Ted Cruz said at the time
The House has passed eight other bills funding things like our veterans, funding things like the national parks, and Harry Reid has killed them…The bill that the House passed on the VA simply funds the VA. It doesn’t mention anything about Obamacare. It doesn’t mention anything about anything else. Now, for hundreds of years, the way Congress is appropriated has been one topic at a time. How is it blackmail to say we think we should fund the veterans? Do you agree? That’s a yes or no vote. Now Harry Reid refuses to let the Democrats vote on that.
Why did Harry Reid not allow votes on these bills, the answer is very simple
Because he could!
Reid knew that the only way to force him to hold votes would be public pressure and as noted in the interview quoted above the MSM did all they could to make sure no pressure would be put on him.
The GOP is in the same situation today on Democrat Demands only better.
Thanks to the end of the Judicial filibuster the Democrats have absolutely no power or leverage to enforce their demands.
Thanks to constant “Hair on Fire’ stance of the media, the media has no credibility to influence public opinion to push these demands.
Thanks to the electoral situation and the current polling, it is Senate Democrats facing re-election, not Republicans who are vulnerable over delays on votes on Kavenaugh.
Democrats are making loud noises because loud noises are all they have to fundraise on. Their demands are meaningless. The GOP has the power to ignore these demands with impunity, and should do so.